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Pipestone pipe bowl and stem
A pipestone pipe bowl and stem, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The elbow style, pipestone bowl (A) is mottled, its square base has chamfering and bowl rim has pewter inlay in an ‘X’ design. The pipestone pipestem (B) is mottled and is flat with squared edges and carved on one side. The carving motifs include a vine and clover design throughout with a fan of leaves at both ends, and a cow at wider end.
Content Category: artifacts
7 3/4 inches length (1559.A, bowl)
4 inches height (1559.A, bowl)
1 1/4 inches diameter (1559.A, bowl, greatest diameter of bowl)
1 3/16 inches width (1559.A, bowl, greatest width of bowl)
17 1/4 inches length (1559.B, stem)
1 3/4 inches width (1559.B, stem, greatest width of stem)
3/4 inches depth (1559.B, stem, greatest depth of stem)
pipe (smoking equipment)
bowl (object component)
stem (object component)
Made by: Oceti Sakowin
Made by (possibly): Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly): Minnesota, United States
Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Smoking Equipment
Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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1559.A,B (Accession Number)